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October 07, 2013

The Risks and Rewards of Academia

High-achieving Ph.D.-holders base the decision whether to stay in academia on their perception of whether the rewards justify the challenges.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

September 21, 2012

Documenting Exposure for Disease Prevention

French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.

May 04, 2012

Two Reports and the Worlds They Made

Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?

March 30, 2012

Plant Hunters

With many species still undiscovered, plant collecting can offer exciting opportunities for adventurous scientists -- at some cost in comfort and job security.

October 21, 2011

Content Collection: Careers at Nonprofits and NGOs

Scientists interested in a social or humanitarian cause can find diverse research or alternative careers within nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.

October 14, 2011

In Person: A Career in Biotech Patent Law

A patent attorney and former immunologist examines his career transition and offers advice to scientists interested in a career in patent law.

July 09, 2010

Getting to Know the Enemy

Elena Dukhovlinova tracked transmission chains between infected individuals by looking at the genetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of their virus populations.

May 14, 2010

Go With The Flow: A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities

Proliferating water problems are building a wave of opportunities for scientific expertise, knowledge, and innovative solution. Here's a look at the growing pool of diverse needs

April 16, 2010

Adding Humanitarian Value to Mathematics

Begoña Vitoriano Villanueva uses her mathematical skills to help humanitarian aid organizations respond to natural disasters.

November 27, 2009

Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

October 23, 2009

Reaping the Benefits of a Government Job

Collectively, the US government is the largest single employer in America, filling approximately 1.6 million full-time, permanent positions; however, in reality, the US government consists of several hundred smaller employers, each of which has its own individual function and culture. As a result, the opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging, and the needs are diverse.

October 16, 2009

Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe

Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.

September 25, 2009

Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

April 17, 2009

In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

February 20, 2009

Transferring Skills into Career Options

Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

August 08, 2008

Hydrogeologists Tap into Demand for an Irreplaceable Resource

"Water problems are not going away." -Richelle Allen-King, University at Buffalo

July 18, 2008

Designing for the Next Quake

"Every earthquake is a live experiment, hitting different populations and infrastructures." --Tiziana Rossetto, University College London

April 18, 2008

A Matter of Policy

"We complain that these decisions are being made in a vacuum without significant scientific or engineering input. Well, the way to fix that is for scientists and engineers to get involved in the policy process." --Joseph Helble, dean and professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

March 21, 2008

Public Health Goes Global

"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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